Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s budget released this morning:
“Governor Brown’s cautious budget reflects both the need for California to continue to advance strategic investments in our shared priorities — education, healthcare and climate protection — while also increasing the state’s reserves by bolstering our rainy day fund.
“We have witnessed the worst fire season in history and we have been working hand-in-hand with local leaders and the Governor’s Office to secure desperately needed relief funding. While there is a lot more work ahead — and more funds needed — today’s budget reflects $23.7 million in tax backfill for the four counties. These funds will help communities, who are struggling to recover, continue with desperately needed services that will benefit residents in their greatest time of need.